PAMPHLETS FOR A BETTER HUMANKIND Addressing The Micro- And Macro-Problems Facing Humankind, (world events, social issues, prison reform, et. al.) And Providing Achievable Solutions; Going Where The Politically Correct Dare Not. (While the SOLUTION offered herein may not be a panacea, and may be provocative, it is offered as a positive step to correct the problem presented.)
YOUR WILL IS MY VOTE; A CANDIDATE WHO WILL REPRESENT YOUR INTERESTS
David Scott Harrison, (c) 2010
Candidates for political office woo voters with empty promises of zealous representation and a brighter future. Such candidates morph into elected politicians who, by nature, are an unctuous assortment of cads and scoundrels. Once elected, politicians wave good-bye and depart for far away places (e.g., Washington) of concentrated power and self-interest. In time, however, politicians are faced with the necessity of being reelected, or losing their power, so they scurry back home to again woo the voters with, you guessed it, assurances of zealous representation and a brighter future, all the while spewing excuses and blaming others for their own selfishness and betrayals. Oddly, despite the script being the same, ad nauseam, the years of little or no representation, and abundant suffering, the voters reelect the cads and scoundrels (sending them back to, e.g., Washington, time and time again). Not surprisingly, once secured back in office, the politicians again turn their backs on their constituents, and continue with business as usual. Voters are to politicians as the mistress is to the married man; foolishly waiting for promises to be kept and pining for a brighter future, yet always making herself available. Wretchedly, voters, like mistresses, seem never to learn, despite the years of being ignored and betrayed.
SOLUTION: To resolve the current state of affairs between the people and their elected officials, I offer myself as a candidate for any political office the voters wish to put me in. How does putting me in power solve the problem? Here is how: My office -- my votes -- would be bound by the expressed will of my constituency. On each and every issue of concern to my constituency, my office would create a Web Site containing all the available and pertinent information. In my view, an informed and involved constituency is a learned and intelligent constituency, hence best able to assist and direct me. To that end, my office would have personnel available around the clock to answer questions concerning any issue of concern. My office would take e-mails, all manner of electronic communications, telephone calls, letters, and any and all other communications, of votes by my constituents on each and every issue. Votes would be tallied, and my vote on an issue would then represent the will of the people. At the end of the day, the people would enjoy pure and undivided representation, as directed by their votes. No false promises, no betrayals. As your representative, your will would be my vote. It is time for the people to take back control of their representatives and their future.